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devoidapop
04-23-2017, 15:46
Anybody using cocoa butter in place of dairy butter or coconut oil? I added a couple cocoa butter discs to my lentils today and loved it. I'm thinking it would be a less messy alternative in warm weather.

Dogwood
04-23-2017, 16:30
Using full aromatic food grade cocoa butter chips sounds interesting. Never thought of this alternative. And cocoa butter can be used for skincare, hair, etc purposes. Doesn't 100% cocoa butter chips also melt at room temp or have a low melting pt?

devoidapop
04-23-2017, 16:51
Cocoa butter melts at about body temperature. You can soften it in your hands to make a spread or balm.

devoidapop
05-29-2017, 07:00
Update to my cocoa butter cooking experiments.

It's great in black coffee and on top of hot biscuits or pancakes.

This is not really for the trail, but if you cut a handful of discs into your butter for a cake batter you get the most amazing cake and the smells, oh the smells.

blw2
05-29-2017, 07:03
sounds interesting.......but if these things melt or soften at body temp, how do you deal with them backpacking?

zelph
05-29-2017, 07:42
I definitely try using it to make some Funky Dumplings :-) Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

devoidapop
05-29-2017, 08:41
sounds interesting.......but if these things melt or soften at body temp, how do you deal with them backpacking?

Just treat it the same as any chocolate. It won't luquify at body temp, just soften.

Keto
07-16-2017, 09:32
I make a fudge by mixing cacao wafers and very dark chocolate with a bit of peanut butter. It gets soft in warm weather but it has to be really hot to completely melt it. Check out other recipes and sign up for my upcoming cookbook on https://ketogenicbackpacking.com/about/

Ingredients

100g Cacao wafers
100g Montezuma’s Absolute Black 100% Cacao with Nibs
50g creamy peanut or almond butter salted.


Process

Melt cacao wafers on low in microwave or stovetop.
Once wafers are melted, stir in chocolate bar until melted
Stir in nut butter.
Pour into bag or container and let sit to cool